Biblically-based prayers and encouraging stories to guide you as you pray with hope-filled trust for your adult children through anything they may face.
As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they're on their own? How can I let them go when I've held them for so long?
Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it's like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life. In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children, Jodie continues her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all.
Each section focuses on a different aspect of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying their children through real-life issues, including:
- Career decisions
- Living together before marriage
- Rocky marriages
- Health concerns
- Leaving the church
- Financial challenges
- and more
With grace and wisdom, Jodie demonstrates how to keep praying long-term, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children's choices.
Whatever you are praying for, you will find confidence and peace in these powerful prayers for your kids and for yourself taken straight from Scripture. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children guides you to the bedrock of God's promises as you release your children to God's shepherding care.
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About the Author
Jodie Berndt has written nine books, including the bestselling Praying the Scriptures series for Children, Teens, and Adult Children. A speaker and Bible teacher, Jodie has been featured on programs like Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, and a host of popular podcasts, and she has written for media outlets such as Fox News, Club31 Women, and the Proverbs 31 Daily Devotional. She and her husband, Robbie, have four adult children and they live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Find Jodie’s blogs, videos, and printable prayer resources at jodieberndt.com or follow her on Instagram @jodie_berndt.
Table of Contents
Foreword Jim Daly 11
Part 1 Praying for Your Adult Child
1 The Battle Begins 14
2 Blessing and Releasing Your Adult Child 27
3 Praying for Your Child's Transition to Adulthood 40
4 A Year of Prayer 54
Part 2 Praying For Your Adult Child's Relationships
5 Praying for Good Friends and Fellowship 70
6 Praying for a Future Spouse 85
7 Praying for a Young Marriage 100
8 Praying through a Troubled Marriage or a Divorce 117
Part 3 Praying Through the Milestones in Your Adult Child's Life
9 Praying for a Good Place to Live 134
10 Praying for a Job 150
11 Praying When Your Children Have Children 167
Part 4 Praying for Your Adult Child's Health, Safety, and Well-Being
12 Praying through a Health Crisis 184
13 Praying for Mental and Emotional Health 198
14 Praying for Protection from Harm 214
15 Praying through a Job Loss or Financial Difficulty 227
16 Praying through the Struggles of Infertility 239
Part 5 Praying for Your Adult Child's Victory Over Temptation
17 Praying for Strength to Resist a Party Culture 256
18 Praying for Protection from Sexual Sin 268
19 Praying for Recovery from an Addiction 284
20 Praying for Your Prodigal 298
Epilogue: Is Jesus Enough? 312